happy valentines day!

20140214-100044.jpgI would like to share these little heart quilts with you today!!! When I was in AZ at The Old World Quilt Shop…they had a little sample of a heart using our Itty Bitty pinwheel tool…I basically told Dee she had to quickly make kits for them because it was  way too cute!  So if you are near her shop,  go and get a fabric kit! Click here for info on this great shop..Olde Word Quilt Shoppe  The shop is very homey…a lot like mine.

I taught this little quilt on Wednesday night for my Stitch ‘n Bitch girls…who consist of my sisters in law Amy, Tina and her sisters, niece and a few girls from the warehouse and some girls from my hometown…now most of these girls are not diehard quilters and some are not at all…but they all had a blast and they think I am awesome, cause they didn’t think they could and I assured them it was easy!  Most stitch’n bitch nights are mostly bitchin and hardly any stitchin…

If you want to make one of these you need a few things…2 1/2″ squares, borders …and the tool( I know lots of you have them already)…If not, sold here Itty Bitty Pinwheel     This includes a pattern with the complete instructions on how to use the template $10…If you know how to use the templates already you can purchase just the template here…Template  for $8.  If you would like kits for $12 and $20 go here…Heart kits    Kits are for pre-cut squares, borders and binding and will not be exactly the same as shown here, some may, but I don’t know how many of you are going to want a kit from us…I know you all have enough fabric at home, but if I didn’t offer a kit, I would get 50 emails saying…where’s the kit!!!!!, so we are covered.  

From Cream with the red print, Cut 2-2″x 10 1/2″ &  2″x 14 1/2″ then 7- 2 1/2″ squares.  Cut 18- 2 1/2″ red squares from various red prints.

Stitch together as shown below.Heart

Lower your stitch length…Do not use a light thread…I do not care to see white thread in the seams of my red heart.  Press seams open to distribute the bulk of the seams.

Place the template on the top left hand corner of the first red square….place the template face up and place the cross hairs on the seams as shown.  Cut using a small rotary cutter, cutting all four sides making sure not to cut into the next square.photo 3

Continue cutting until you have all the intersections cut.  Place the cut squares back in order.IMG_0210 2IMG_0236 2IMG_0215IMG_0219IMG_0240 2

Now stitch the squares into rows.  Then stitch the rows together.  Pressing seams open.  We then added another cream border back on…Cut 2- 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and then 2- 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ Add side and then top and bottom borders.  You can now quilt or frame your little heart… It is 10″….OR…you can make a little quilt making a bunch of heart blocks..The Stitch n bitch girls did a great job…This little heart is a 5×5 grid…The big heart is done with a 7×7 gird…both are shown together on the top photo…The larger one is 14″ with the added 1 1/2″” cream and 3″ cut sized red borders.photo 4

IMG_0251 2Thanks for being there for me…I’m returning some love to you…have a great valentines day and make a little heart quilt….LB

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lisabongean

I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

26 thoughts on “happy valentines day!

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE it and all you do for us!!! I’m going to get started on this adorable heart this weekend!!! Thank you for the block and such great directions! Love and hugs, Liz

  2. Lisa, those are so cute. I have the template and have to make some .. What a sweet way to share a piece of your heart and your group sounds like so much fun! They are surely right about one thing, you are an awesome teacher!!!!!

    Miss Kitty

  3. Love it! will have to make this even though it’s valentines night now!! Digging through red fabrics as I type. Love the twister tool at the top of my favourites list

  4. I tried to do this on my own and had a bit of trouble figuring it out! Now I am going to try it again with your directions and I am sure it will be easier. Thanks for what you do. Love back to you. 🙂

  5. These are so cute. Thanks for the great instructions and for all you do for all of us that just love everything you come up with. Congratulations on making the cover of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. You so deserve it. Also, I just got a mini charm pack of your new Homestead Gatherings. I think this is the prettiest line you have come out with. Can’t wait to get yardage of all of them. Happy Valentines Day!!

  6. So cute and wonderful directions. Now I have to find my itty bitty template. Thank you so much! My best to you and your family.

    mary

  7. Sending loving hugs to you special lady! Loving the heart design! I bought the template am I inspired to try theittke heart with it!

  8. Oh, you have no idea how you have made my entire month!!! I am literally jumping up and down! I LOVE this beyond words! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Off I go to make me some hearts…

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